Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait (TASCOG)

TASCOG is a study of cerebrovascular mechanisms underlying gait, balance and cognition in a population-based sample of Tasmanian people aged at least 60 years. The primary aim is to measure brain structural changes identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to examine in detail the effect of their volume and location on key aspects of brain function (gait, balance and cognition). A further aim of the study is to discover factors that can be modified or treated in order to prevent dementia and falls, and thus contribute in a significant way to improving the health of older Australians.

This project is a participant based study

Research Groups

Related Diseases


Senior Members

Team Members

  • Kate Butorac (Study Coordinator)
  • Kate Probert (Administration Assistant)
  • Wendy Davidson (Volunteer)

Internal Collaborators

External Collaborators

  • Dr Richard Beare - Monash University
  • Professor Matthew Brown - University of Queensland
  • Associate Professor Gerald Muench - University of Western Sydney
  • Associate Professor Thanh Phan - Monash University
  • Associate Professor Stephen Robinson - Monash University
  • Associate Professor Sudha Seshadri - Framingham, CHARGE consortium
  • Associate Professor Amanda Thrift - Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Related Publications

For a list of Dr Michelle Callisaya's publications please click here.

For a list of Professor Velandai Srikanth's  publications please click here.